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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Honey Bee Swarms

Honey bees often swarm in the spring and early summer when their population increases rapidly and conditions inside the …

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Household Hazardous Waste Day

The biennial Alexander County Household Hazardous Waste Day will take place Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the County Administration …

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Feeder Calf Grading Workshop

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Harward Brothers Livestock Market, 2207 Turnersburg Highway, Turnersburg, NC Please RSVP to …

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2019 NC Agritunity Conference

Saturday, February 9, 2019 N.C. Cooperative Extension, Iredell County Center 444 Bristol Drive Statesville, NC 28687 Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m. …

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Blueberry Pruning Workshop

Join us for an on-farm session to experience hands-on pruning for different age blueberry plants. Other blueberry management practices …

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Preserving the Harvest Series

Check out an upcoming series of classes Der Holcomb, Extension Agent, Family, & Consumer Science will be offering: For more …

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Small Fruit Plant Sale

Now is the time to order your fruit trees and plants. The N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center are now …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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How to Create a Container Garden for Edibles in the North Carolina Piedmont

In this publication you will find ideas to get you started growing your own edibles. …

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Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2 weeks ago

Strawberries in the Home Garden

Strawberries are a welcome addition to any home garden. They are relatively easy to grow, …

A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines

This review presents the key steps involved in pruning a mature Carlos vine for maximum …

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Early blight symptoms on tomato

Early Blight of Tomato

This factsheet describes early blight of tomato, including identification, transmission and disease management, and control.

Biomass Production of Biofumigant Cover Crops - 'Caliente' Mustard and Oilseed Radish

A new group of cover crops for winter and summer use include mustards, oilseed radishes …

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Agritourism Opportunities for Farm Diversification

This publication explores the different types of agritourism activities that are available to farmers and …

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Sulfur Fertilization of North Carolina Crops

Adequate sulfur is necessary for crops, but there’s no one-size-fits-all recommendation for application in North …

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